New York State wants to save money for its taxpayers. A laudable desire, but not at the expense of its most vulnerable citizens. In an Op-Ed for the New York Daily News, Dr. Mitchell Shear and Marcia Shear write about their daughter Samantha, a student at JRC. Her progress from a “bloodied and bruised 80-pound girl once […]

The summer of 1981 was extremely sultry. It was so oppressive, outside activities for the students were cancelled much of the time. The small school building was located in Providence, RI. It housed five or so classrooms with only six students assigned to each one. There were just four group homes in nearby Massachusetts at the time […]

I saw this survey on the Autism Speaks website and started wondering: what do those who have been diagnosed with Asperger’s Disorder think about the DSM-V’s new label of Social Communication Disorder? Their disorder no longer exists by the name they have come to know. Many of the individuals that I have known diagnosed with Asperger’s Disorder found […]

April is Autism Awareness Month, and Major League Baseball is partnering with Autism Speaks in order to raise awareness and support. Part of the proceeds from ticket sales will go toward Autism Speaks’ efforts to increase awareness, fund innovative autism research and family services, and advocate for the needs of individuals with autism and their […]